Lifestyle Health & Fitness Suite
In 2006 Lifestyle was nominated as local Gym of the year and this year was among the finalists in the Business Excellence Awards for Best Customer Service. For the past 15 years Lifestyle has been a Centre of Excellence for WABBA (the World Governing Body for weight training instructors) and the Centre hold four courses a year with over 300 trainers having qualified to date. These courses have either secured participants a job or promotion in their workplace.
Since Torbay's launch of the GP referral scheme, Lifestyle has helped over 600 people to use exercise as a route back to improved health and well being. 54 per cent completed the course, and over 75 per cent of those subsequently became members of the health club.
The Centre assists South Devon College and Paignton Community College with presentations that help their students achieve their Sports Diplomas. South Devon College also uses the facilities for their Tennis and Football Academy training. Torquay Girls Grammar school use the facilities twice a week for their sports programme. The Centre currently supports Sam Tolchard and Jack Skerritt with their training as EnglandInternational sportsmen.
Colin the Lifestyle manager has worked his way up to manager since the opening of the Centre 25 years ago!